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Fungi and spores

Postcard from Franconia No. 562

Fungi and spores

Exposure Details

exposure time: 1/125s ~ aperture: f10 ~ focal length: 90mm ~ ISO 800
camera: Sony α7R III ~ lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
categories: autumn ~ macro ~ mushroom
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shot on: Monday, October 10, 2022

Microscopic beauty: a macro shot of an illuminated mushroom with spores (Oudemansiella mucida)

Many people are unaware that the mushroom seen in the photo has, in addition to its main fruiting body, many small spores that the mushroom uses as a tool to reproduce itself. These spores are so small that you can barely see them with the naked eye, but through the microscopic lens of a camera they become visible and real.

This image is another example of how microscopy shows us the world in a new light. It shows us details that make us see with different eyes. These microscopic details can inspire us to discover something new about our surroundings.

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